Explore beautiful Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube, and the hidden gem of the Western Carpathians, the Bükk Mountains, which offer much for walkers to discover – forested peaks and small villages, vineyards and great wines, and some truly relaxing thermal baths.
A self-guided walking holiday in beautiful Hungary. Explore charming Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube, and the hidden gem of the Western Carpathians. Mountainous and forested, Bükk National Park offers miles of well-maintained hiking trails, impressive limestone mountains and caves, historic castles, quiet villages and friendly people.
Our Hungary walking holidays will enable you to discover the hidden gems of the Bükk Mountains, the impressive city of Budapest, and the mighty Danube.
Although Kékes, the highest point in Hungary, is not here but in the nearby Mátra Mountains, the average height of the Bükk Mountains–with more than 20 peaks higher than 900 m–exceeds that of Mátra. The highest point of Bükk is Istállós-kő (959 m), third highest in Hungary after Kékes and Galyatető.
There are 1,115 known caves in the mountain range, including Bányász-barlang (Miner cave, 274 m) and István-lápa (254 m), the deepest caves in Hungary, the archaeologically significant Szeleta cave, the Cave Bath (a main tourist attraction of Miskolc-Tapolca which is included in our itineraries), the Anna Cave, and the István Cave. 52 of the caves are protected because of their fauna and microclimate.